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In a recent announcement, Western Digital revealed that it has fallen victim to a cyber-attack that has caused the company to shut down some of its systems.

The data storage firm reported that it detected a network security incident on March 26th involving an unauthorized third party gaining access to several of the company’s systems. Western Digital enacted its incident response protocols and hired external security and forensic experts to investigate the breach.

The company has not yet disclosed the full extent of the attack. Still, it has been confirmed that the investigation is in its early stages and that it is collaborating with law enforcement authorities.

Outages reported by users

Western Digital stated that it is taking systems and services offline to secure its business operations and is currently working to restore impacted infrastructure or services.

According to the company, the cyber-attack may cause some disruption to its business operations as it is focusing its efforts on remediating the security incident.

Western Digital is experiencing a widespread service outage on its products, including its network-attached storage devices, such as My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS5, SanDisk ibi, and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger.

Cloud, proxy, web, authentication, email, and push notification services are all down

This attack on Western Digital comes amid a slew of recent cyberattacks on high-profile organizations. Many others, including the Pension Protection Fund UK, the City of Toronto, Rubrik, and others, are thought to have been attacked via exploits of Fortra’s GoAnywhere product.

Ransomware gang Cl0p has claimed responsibility for breaching over 130 organizations through vulnerability exploits and posted American multinational Procter & Gamble on its victim blog as its latest high-profile attack.

While full details of the Western Digital incident are yet to be revealed, it is clear that this is a serious breach that could have significant consequences for the company and its customers. Western Digital has urged its users to be patient while it works to restore service and apologized for any inconvenience caused by the disruption.

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